Visiting Alaska

Grizzlies, wolves, seals, and America’s national bird, the bald eagle, comprise but a few native inhabitants of the vast and wild Alaskan territory. In its Interior region, Mt. McKinley parts the clouds and Denali National Park exemplifies Alaska’s natural state. The Inside Passage marks cruise-ship territory, and the Far North offers Arctic Circle endeavors and the demystification of Eskimo tales. Try a day trip to Mendenhall Glacier, or a Glacier Bay Day Cruise to get up-close and personal with these ice-giants, or take in the state’s unique and incredible landscape on a Kenai Fjords Tour.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing ... Read More
Grizzlies, wolves, seals, and America’s national bird, the bald eagle, comprise but a few native inhabitants of the vast and wild Alaskan territory. In its Interior region, Mt. McKinley parts the clouds and Denali National Park exemplifies Alaska’s natural state. The Inside Passage marks cruise-ship territory, and the Far North offers Arctic Circle endeavors and the demystification of Eskimo tales. Try a day trip to Mendenhall Glacier, or a Glacier Bay Day Cruise to get up-close and personal with these ice-giants, or take in the state’s unique and incredible landscape on a Kenai Fjords Tour.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Alaska

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Salmon fishing on the Kenai River

Written by stvchin on 15 Aug, 2013

The Kenai Peninsula, especially around the Kenai River, is world famous for salmon fishing. Each summer, thousands upon thousands of anglers from all over the world descend upon the Kenai Peninsula to fish the Kenai River and its tributaries, in the hopes of catching salmon.…Read More


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What to expect at the Denali National Park entrance area.

Written by stvchin on 25 Jan, 2013

I'm writing this to help others who are looking to stay at the Denali National Park entrance area, which is just outside the park. It seems that most visitors to the park will end up staying in this area. Although modern technology gives us satellite…Read More


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Juneau on Foot

Written by two cruisers on 16 Mar, 2012

The cruiseships dock along the main business street. The way the town fills in the space between dock and Mount Roberts. It is a very narrow space and the mountain with waterfalls makes a lovely background. If you have the time and inclination, hop on…Read More


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Ketchikan on foot.

Written by two cruisers on 13 Mar, 2012

Ketchikan was our first port, pop. 14,000 mainly dependent on fishing, logging and tourism. The area is rich in Native American culture with strong influnce from the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshan cultures.I was ready to go ashore as soon as the boat was tied up.…Read More


Seward to Homer and Beyond

Written by lwrbva on 03 Oct, 2011

We left the Beach House and Seward in the morning, en route to Homer and the Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge. The drive traces a good part of the Kenai Peninsula, a fairly rugged area with thick forests and mountains meeting the sea. There…Read More


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Hiking Exit Glacier

Written by lwrbva on 03 Oct, 2011

Laura and Richard drove into the Kenai Fiords National Park for a day of hiking. The park’s only road ends at the visitor center near the base of Exit Glacier. There are several shorter walks around the visitor center that go up near…Read More


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Seaplane Flying in Moose Pass

Written by lwrbva on 03 Oct, 2011

Richard, already a single-engine land pilot and flight instructor, took a sea-plane lesson in a Piper Super Cub on floats. Located in Moose Pass (about 30 miles inland from Seward), Alaska Float Ratings offers seaplane instruction for pilots, as well as sight-seeing flights for…Read More


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Back through Denali

Written by lwrbva on 01 Oct, 2011

Amazingly, the bad weather had blown off, and the clouds were clearing. Our last day in the park was going to be another with great views and great photos. We left our bags by the door when the breakfast bell rang (as instructed…Read More


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Life at North Face Lodge

Written by lwrbva on 01 Oct, 2011

Day 4The dinner bell summoned us to breakfast. The food was wonderful. Each morning there was a warm cereal (different each morning), cold cereal, and a plated breakfast. The staff took real pride in each meal and explained what we were being…Read More


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Inside Denali

Written by lwrbva on 01 Oct, 2011

Richard got up early and went running. Again. There was easy access from the Resort to the Denali Park Entrance area via sidewalks and trails. He did a loop trail (about 7 miles) through the park entrance area and as he got…Read More


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